ABOUT THIS LISTING
The teachers listed here have provided their information for local guild workshops or programs.
To be added to this list: TKGA members who are currently teaching, have a design business or who have passed the Craft Yarn Council "Certified Instructor Program" or the TKGA Masters Program may submit their contact information, a BRIEF idea of the type of classes available and a web address (with more details on classes offered). When you send your email to TKGA@TKGA.com be sure to state that you are interested in being added to the guild teacher list online.
(541)752-6582 (prefer to be contacted by e-mail)
1441 NW Terracegreen
Corvallis, OR 97330
Member Professional Knitwear Designers
Details: JC's classes pack a wallop: looking to create little "light
bulb moments" for her students, she explains concepts clearly with a mix of
discussion, demonstration, and comprehensive handouts. Ample hands-on time lets
understanding grow and permits one-on-one coaching. As an experienced teacher
with Stitches, Knit & Crochet Shows and several regional events under her
belt, JC easily adapts her classes to suit the needs, interests, and knitting
styles of her students. Popular favorites include Chart Reading and Writing,
Cast-on Cornucopia, Get Twisted!, Design Your Own Socks, Disaster Recovery, and
All Thumbs. For more information, see http://jcbriar.home.comcast.net/classes.html.
11013 Le Grand Rd
Le Grand, CA 95333-9777
PO Box 722
Forest Hill, MD
web address is: www.knittingtraditions.com. To
access my offered workshops, see:
Please contact me for fees and availability. You can see what dates are open on
my website under Workshops/ Schedule. Thanks
Details: The subjects I would like to teach are:
1) Wedge Watusi (a shrug composed of wedge-shaped pieces)
2) Poncho With
a Touch of Class (a poncho knit on the bias in a trapazoid shape with
dupioni fabric collar)
3) Design a Capelet
4) Freeform - potpourri
Freeform - half circles
6) Freeform sleeves
Subject: History of
1222 Big Rock Loop
Alamos, NM 87544-2852
Phone: (505) 662-1440
Freeform Knitting, Beyond Creative Knitting
3046 E. Derbyshire Rd.
Cleveland Hts., Ohio
Home (216)932-7396, Work (216)932-9223
Professional Knitwear Designers Guild
and Endings (Intermediate)
Learn a variety of ways to cast on and bind off.
Make your bind off mirror your cast on.
Learn "tubular” cast on and bind off.
Ideas will be discussed about when and where to use each technique.
Ribbon Knitwear Finishing (Advanced Beginner)
This class covers seaming of
stockinette, reverse stockinette, and perpendicular seams, three needle bindoff,
picking up stitches for necks and bands, weaving in ends, blocking and grafting.
Fine tune your techniques for a more professional finish
Rainbow - Working With Color (Advanced Beginner)
The student will learn about
color theory and how to know what colors work well together. We will explore the
different techniques of color work including fair isle and
Chart reading – A Road Map for Knitting (Advanced
Learn to read color, lace and cable charts. You will knit simple
patterns as well as learn to chart your own
Students will learn to work entrelac by working a small swatch
in 2 or more colors. They will go from cast-on to bind off, learning how to make
the triangles and rectangles, using short rows, decreases, and picked up
stitches, which give the woven look.
Knit to Fit – A Dressmaker’s
Perspective (Advanced Beginner)
The student will learn to adjust the pattern
to fit the gauge of the swatch. We will also discuss and demonstrate measuring
the body and adjusting for what we find. No longer will you be bound by a
pattern written for someone else
Let’s Do the twist; Cable Basics
Students will learn the basic twists and turns of making
cables, which enhance so many sweaters. They will learn how to read cable charts
and practice cables that line up in a column as well more complex
Two Hands - Two Colors (Intermediate)
learn the basics of color knitting by holding one color in each hand. Learn to
knit with the other hand. We will discuss charts and history of colorwork.
Students will practice knitting simple 2 color patterns.
is NOT Rocket Science (Advanced Beginner)
This is not a hands on class, but
more of a lecture. We cover the importance of swatching and how to use this to
create a garment. Basic patternmaking is also covered. I also deal with specific
fitting problems of the participants. Class size is limited by room
Solving the Mysteries of Lace (Advanced Beginner)
will learn about lace techniques by learning to follow charts and knitting
samples of various techniques. This will show various characteristics not shown
on charts. When lace directions are charted, you can see the pattern. It’s
easier to spot and correct errors.
Socks 101 (Intermediate)
must know how to knit in the round on DP needles. We learn how to turn a sock
heel, using both k2 tog and SSK decreases. We also learn toe shaping. A pattern
is given for a full sized sock. Socks are easy! Socks are fun! Make them to
match all your sweaters. Maximum class size 15 people.
Six Hour Classes:
On Your Toes – Techniques for working socks from the toe up
The student will learn to knit a number of toes and heels
including a short row version. Why start at the toe? Can I find a different heel
that fits my foot?
The Shape of Shawls (Intermediate)
We will cover
the basics of lace and how they contribute to shaping. Small shawls samples will
be knit in various shapes from simple triangles to Faroese and circular
Candace Eisner Strick
255 Wormwood Hill
PO Box 671
Mansfield Center, CT 06250-1033
Ph: (540) 949-0828
(I prefer to be contacted by email)
Member Professional Knitwear Designers
My complete class listing, including descriptions, can be found on my
Workshop information: offers a range of workshops and program seminars
featuring knitted lace and beaded knitting.
PO Box 113
Cabin John, MD 20818
Phone: (301) 229-7876
Web site: www.fisher-designs.com
Tamara Goff, Certified by Craft Yarn Council
Phone: (843) 991-2557
Also on Facebook, Ravelry and Twitter: KnitOasis
Some of the classes I offer:
Knitting in the Round, Fixing Mistakes, Intarsia,Fair Isle, Mosaic, Sock Workshop, Quilt Block Series (cariety of stitch patterns for blocks for Warm Up America), Vintage Lace Bag, Easy Knitted Christmas Ornaments, and more. New classes being developed soon!
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS: Beaded cuffs/sachets, Bohus Stickning,
Domino knitting, Finishing for the Finicky, Knitting with Color, Stripes. Please
see website for details www.oneofsusannas.com.
174 Steeplechase Drive
Penn Laird, VA 22846
Classes/workshops: Textured knitting, working with cables. Some
material drawn from her book Cable Confidence.
386 Bergen St., Apt. 3
Brooklyn NY 1127
Web Gallery (not list
of classes): www.picturetrail.com/altobarb
Workshops: a) Norwegian knits (sweaters, mittens and such), b) Reversible knits,
c) Pulsewarmers, d) Twined knitting, e) Continental knit ("picking”), f)
Designing Norwegian sweaters, g) Resizing a pattern ("be size wise”) h)
Finishing techniques. I will develop more classes if needed – I am
10461 North Lynn Circle
Mira Loma, CA 91752
I enjoy designing
workshops around a specific problem, concern, or interest. These workshops have
been developed in response from individuals, yarn shops, and knitting
~ A Series of Openwork Knitting
~ Ribbon -- A Fascinating
~ The Seven Circle Sisters (four needles, circular needle)
Introduction to Color: The Argyle
~ deco 21: Color Me Colorful(ly)
Rows and the Tube
924 W Oak St
Ft Collins, CO 80521-2516
Knitwear Designers Guild
Teaches classes on modulars. Has published 7
garments, most of them Modular Knits. Available to teach 3 hours, 6 hours, or 6
Tradewind Knitwear Designs
45 Dorothea Dr., Dartmouth, NS, B2W 5X4 Canada
(E-mail is unreliable so it is best to call.)
www.tradewindknits.com -- Knitting
kits, patterns and tools for the discerning knitter! Call and I can send a
course listing and other information to your guild.
P.O. Box 3635
Truckee, CA 96160
11 E Lake Pl
of PKDG and a CYCA certified knitting teacher. I teach beginner through
intermediate level classes. Subjects I particularly enjoy teaching are related
to colorwork (intarsia, Fair Isle, mosaic) and cables.
507 Rose Ave, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
Currently offer approximately 35 different classes, ranging from improving
skills to designing. Please visit www.maggiesrags.com/classes.html
for current class listing. This listing can also be mailed to guilds upon
Please make a selection of classes you may be interested in and then
contact me. I will provide detailed information for each of the classes on your
short list and will discuss terms and scheduling.
Knitwear Designers Guild
Inquire about our new one day project based classes.
We can design one to fit your needs. The following workshops are designed for
two days for a relaxed pace and lots of individual attention.
~ Hand made not
home made - Full fashioning, fit and finishing techniques result in flawless
garments. You will be proud to say "I made it myself”.
~ Free Form Knitting -
Learn four easy techniques. Great way to use your stash and "pricey” novelties.
Imaginative ways to mix and match yarns includes methods for complimenting and
combining colors. Easy construction techniques for free from pieces.
Sweater System - Pick a yarn you love and style a garment to fit using simple
"fill in the blank” forms. All you need is your yarn, needles and a tape
~ Color your world – Stranded fair-isle and Intarsia. Easy tips for
handling multiple strands, reading color charts.
Member Professional Knitwear
33 Sherwood Heights
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(contact for a complete course catalog):
Knitting socks (top down, toe up,
various types of heels and intarsia in the round) Techniques (cast ons, bind
offs, double knitting, fair isle knitting, knitting with beads, other topics -
contact for full list) Projects (mitred square evening bag, reversible hat, Lopi
sweater with short rows and other techniques) Lace (beginning lace scarf,
reading charts, designing your own shawl) Making the most of your handpainted
Other details: Available mainly on weekends.
Myrna A. I.
dba Rocking chair Press
method – E-mail: email@example.com
Telephone: 208-342-6690 or
Mailing address: Rocking Chair Press, 2814
Tartan Place, Boise, ID 83702-1429
Member Professional Knitwear Designers
Designer, author, teacher and publisher of "Stahman’s Shawls and
Scarves: Lace Faroese-Shaped Shawls from the Neck Down and Seamen’s
Says: My definition of lace knitting is using two sticks and some
string to arrange a series of holes in a pleasing fashion. I enjoy teaching lace
knitting techniques by using sport weight or heavier yarn with appropriate sized
needles. Faroese-shaped shawls and Seamen’s scarves are two items I often focus
on in the classes I teach.
Hatfield, PA 19440-1237
1146 Fernwood Drive
Niskayuna, NY 12309
My website is: celesteyoungdesigns.com
Specialties: Stranded colorwork, finishing techniques
565 Seaside Dr